Blackpool is one of the most famous seaside resorts in England, and it is easy to see why. It is a friendly place with an abundance of things to do whether you are part of a young family or visiting with a group of friends. Whatever your intentions for visiting Blackpool there is something for everyone. Here are some of the top things you can’t miss when you travel to Blackpool.
Probably the most famous thing in Blackpool is the Pleasure Beach. It makes for an excellent day out. As one of the UK’s best theme parks, you can find a mix of fast and furious roller coasters as well as more gentle rides for the kids. You have to make sure you ride The Big One – the tallest roller coaster in the UK.
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Inspired by the Eiffel Tower, Blackpool Tower is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Book a ticket to the top and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding city as well as looking out onto the beach and sea. Visit the beautiful ballroom where the British Ballroom Championships have been held previously.
Stop to pose for a photograph with some of your favourite celebrities – or their waxwork at least. At Madame Tussauds in Blackpool, you can get some great pictures with the likes of Olly Murs, Johnny Depp and even the Royal Family.
There’s a reason people refer to Blackpool as the Vegas of the north. It is a hotspot for people looking to enjoy a great evening out. Along the seafront alone stretches a strip boasting some of Blackpool’s premier clubs and bars. Blackpool is popular among people planning hen and stag dos thanks to its vibrant nature. Also, throughout the year a whole host of entertainers will perform in Blackpool’s top venues.
When you are by the sea, it doesn’t mean you have to just stick with fish and chips. Just as there are many clubs along the seafront, so too are there incredible restaurants. Eating in Blackpool is a real treat for foodies looking to discover true British cuisine. There is a wide variety offering something for everyone.
You may have heard of Blackpool’s world-famous lights. Home to the biggest free light show in the world, Blackpool is lit up beautifully throughout the winter months. The tradition first started in 1879 and has continued up until this day. This year the lights were switched on by none other than filmmaker Tim Burton.
Visit the Beach
What would a trip to Blackpool be without a visit to the beach? Stroll along the beautiful, golden sand and enjoy the view looking back towards the city. If you are brave enough, you can even dip your toes into the chilly water. A true Blackpool beach tradition is to enjoy a donkey ride along the sands. This is great fun for people travelling here with young children.
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